AIA 2012

  • Dow Corning released a transparent structural silicone adhesive that can be used to attach insulating glass units to point-fixed hardware, allowing for a frameless glass facade. The TSSA combines high transparency, strong adhesion, thermal stability and weatherability, all of which are key to improving a building’s lifespan and efficiency, according to company officials. The structural glazed...
  • Schott introduced the tempered Schott Narima, a thermally-tempered, weather-resistant version of its color effects safety glass Narima. Just like the original Narima glass, Schott Tempered Narima offers six color variations that change according to the angle of the sun and where a person is standing, but it now extends application possibilities for architects and designers, according to a company...
  • Schott, in partnership with Expotechnik, launched of the Schott Wall System, a complete package of quality glass solutions with installations to suit all interior applications, such as illuminated walls and stylish partitions. Utilizing extruded aluminum profiles, the Wall System is both strong and durable, while light and attractive in appearance, according to a company release. The modular...
  • Deceuninck North America launched the Genius system, an interlinked dual sash window that enables thermal performance values exceeding R-14 without the use of exotic films or gasses. The system's thermal capabilities make it one of the most energy-efficient window systems available in the market today, according to a company release. The window system is designed with two separate, interlinked...
  • YKK AP America introduced the latest addition to its enerGfacade product line with the new YUW 750 XT unitized wall system for low to mid-rise commercial buildings. YUW 750 XT is designed to curb a building's energy consumption. With a U-Factor as low as .30, the wall system is designed to meet the most stringent new energy codes, according to a May 17 company release. YUW 750 XT can be...
  • Bronze Craft Corp. will show its Smart Window Sensor, a solar-powered sensor array that measures and wirelessly transmits temperature, humidity, sunlight, and the open/closed, locked/unlocked condition of the window. This data is used by building automation systems to best utilize the benefits of windows in the built environment for energy savings. Booth 2955.
  • Wausau Window and Wall Systems will introduce INvent Retro XLT windows for renovation of existing buildings or new construction where a classic appearance is desired. The windows feature a narrow, beveled exterior face that replicates classic, steel and wood windows while offering modern, high performance. Addressing weatherability, durability and thermal performance, the frame uses 18-millimeter...
  • More than 8 feet wide, the custom Ultra Series Folding Window System from Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. features four panels with exteriors clad in recycled aluminum and finished in a Gingersnap color. Kolbe’s Folding Window uses ogee casing with doublepane insulating glass with LoE3-366 coating. Booth 2049.
  • Kawneer Co. and its Traco division will showcase two thermal window products. The Traco NX-4000 Series Thermal Window offers an energy-efficient projecting window solution with the distinctive and historic look of a hung window. By combining the benefits of proven projected windows with hung replica window aesthetics, the design makes the window ideal for retrofit projects, according to company...
  • Solar Gard will promote its solar-control window films that provide architects a smart retrofit option with diverse, economical and environmentally sustainable benefits, according to company officials. Solar Gard can help buildings consume up to 30 percent less energy for cooling, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, achieve points toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification...
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